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Limerick Jazz Festival Returns

Limerick Jazz Festival is returning to Limerick city for its seventh year running this week. The jazz trail take in four venues across the city, where great music and great international artists will play over four days.

The festival has been running since 2012 and continues to attract a host of fantastic line-ups; this year’s headline acts include: Guinness Jazz Trail, Linley Hamilton with the Camden Orchestra, Boylan, the Paul Dunlea Group and The Julian Siegel Quartet. Prior to the Jazz Festival, Limerick Jazz has been promoting music in the midwest for over 35 years. The company run spring and autumn sessions, showcasing the best of live contemporary Jazz.

An importance has been placed on promoting local artists, as well as international performers, like Speakeasy Jazz, Bobby McFerrin, and Wayne Shorter.

Over the years the festival has seen great success and ascendancy. In 2014 the festival welcomed multi Grammy Award Winners Van Morrison and David Sanborn to the celebrations, and in 2016 renowned Irish Jazz guitarist David O’Rourke, and the Dublin City Jazz Orchestra.

Limerick Jazz Festival kicks off Thursday this week – 27th September – and runs until Sunday the 30th. Venues for sessions include: Belltable Arts Centre, Dolan’s Pub & Restaurant, Ormston House, and The Hunt Museum Rutland St. Available tickets are featured on the Limerick Jazz Festival website, and are priced per event. Not only is the festival a performance exhibit, workshops such as ‘Jazz Improv’ and ‘Stomping on the Jazz’ are being run on the saturday.

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